Monday, August 18, 2014

At least a passing resemblance

Tell me with a straight face that this:







Doesn't look at least a little bit like this:





"Charlie, just because it's not racing, don't make fun. What Brett Rheeder and Semenuk did in their final runs was almost impossible. You can't even imagine how hard it is. It's really impressive."

Yeah, for sure, no argument there. But you're a liar if you tell me that the stuff those aerobic athletes pull in that video is any less mind-blowing. I dare you to try the dual arm spins at 0:40 in the video and NOT tear your rotator cuff in half. Try those fast steps at 1:02. That's easily as hard as a flat spin 720 off the final whale tail at Crankworx. At least Semenuk had a whole run to warm up to that, he even busted one out halfway down his run. Homie with the fast steps went from zero to a thousand in a split second. Do you know how much stretching and warm up it takes to pull that stuff off?  It takes a lifetime to prepare for something like that. I bet you it was straight carnage at the 1987 Crystal Light Aerobic Championship, with hamstrings and ACL's blowing out like candles. Dudes getting carted off on backboards or carried off the field of battle by their fellow aerobic athletes.

The lyrics tell you everything you need to know. Like the sunshine, they are the champions.

Champ-i-ons.

Champ-i-ons.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Semenuk just signed with Maxima oils. Proves he is a serious rider. Stock oils aren't good enough for the extreme pressures generated in suspension components by serious freeriders.

Did you notice Rampage gets a new course this year? This is more important than anything happening in Whistler. You've turned Cranworx into Crankyworx.

Coach Pete, Mentor said...

The Juice is STRONG in you, Charlie........
#Dopestrong

acuchessi said...

"Homie with the fast steps" funny shit hahah!

KG said...

Ha ha semenuk on maxima. I wonder if it will still melt his RS seals.

Lacy Kemp said...

Yeah but were they smiling like that under their helmets? No fuckin' way, man.

Boo said...

I was mesmerised by spandex for a bit there. That is awesome, would beat X-Factor in ratings for sure